Dukes Fall to Arizona 4-1 Sunday
Sept. 12, 2004
The Duquesne (2-4-0) women's soccer team suffered a 4-1 loss to visiting Arizona (5-1-0) Sunday afternoon on Rooney Field in a non-conference match-up. Katie Schwager (Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) netted the Duke's goal in the 27th minute from Audra Mathews (Cincinnati, Ohio/Saint Ursula Academy) for the lone score. It was the first allowed goal by a non-ranked team by the Wildcats this season. Arizona, which suffered its first loss (0-2) at #16 WVU Friday night, had shutout its first four opponents out-scoring them 12-0.
Arizona opened the game scoring at 1:10 as Kamaya Damwijk headed in a ball from Kaity Heath on a corner kick and dominated play for a solid 20 minutes of play before Schwager nailed the goal from Mathews at 27:20 slipping past the Wildcat's McCall Smith on the right side of the goal to find the empty net. Arizona set up for a penalty kick in the 28th minute, but keeper Virginia Bondi made an excellent save to keep the game tied at 1-1. The score sparked the Dukes as they held the Pac-10 opponent to just one other goal in the first frame, trailing 2-1 after an Arizona score in the 39th minute.
Duquesne saw several scoring opportunities go just wide from the post on rebounded shots and stayed in the game until an own goal in the 55th minute gave the Wildcats a 3-1 edge. Bondi blocked a shot that ricocheted and the Dukes' defense swarmed the front of the goal but a misplay off a teammate's foot inched the ball over the line for the score. Arizona's final goal came in the 74th minute off a corner kick.
Keeper Virginia Bondi recorded 14 saves on 27 shots for the day making seven in each half. The Wildcats held a 10-5 edge in corner kicks and out-shot the Dukes 27-10.
Duquesne returns to play this Friday, Sept. 17, as they host St. Francis (Pa.) in a 7:00 pm match.